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involved in the joint priorities, a euphemism for the u.s. the assassination liz in afghanistan. there are many events associated with that, some that resulted in the deaths of -- one that resulted in the deaths of seven children and others that results in a number of innocent. we can also see how people get on the list. they seem to be recommended by regional governors in afghanistan or by intelligence authorities, often with little evidence and no judicial review. >> you said you intend to cooperate. >> that is one of the interesting journalistic stories, that we manage to pull together these groups to share investigative resources. we shared resources stemming out of this material to deal with this. as equal partners, with the exception that we control the embargo data and could move that back in fourth. i spoke to nick davis, and then we did it between the editors. >> they modine this morning -- mod this morning are saying even they are unable to deliver these documents. how can you say it is accurate, and if some of it is not, doesn't that eat into your legitimacies? >> if
is not a bias or tone in the u.s. media or public life. in deed, when i hear cautionary talks from people in the media or public affairs about what they fear as china bashing, i try to remind them of the role that china laplays in u.s. publ discourse. in the presidential debates, there was only one mention of kind na china in chose debates. when they thought that it was unsustainable in terms of debt. president obama's state of the union speech, saying that the chinese can have the drive and so to can the u.s., perhaps the most important metric as you all know, the congressional elections happening this fall are fought around the country. i bet you would not find more than one or two of the 435 congressional relations this fall in which china was in the top five issues. it is a bit early divided case in which china was not part of the u.s. national debate. but if there is fear of & tie chinese tone, there is little evidence of it in the course of u.s. politics. rather i would say, the problem to explain in u.s. china coverage is something you can dd define this way. a measure of the adequ
technology require a new level in the u.s.- israel cooperation. the rockets with better guidance system and greater range are spreading across the region. hamas has a substantial number of rockets in gaza. they all pose a serious danger. these and other threats to israel's civilian population are real and growing. they must be addressed. we are standing shoulder to shoulder with our israeli partners to do so. coming into my current job after eight years with senator clinton, i can attest to hurt deep sense of pride in being a strong voice for israel. i travel to israel with senator clinton in 2005. i join her on her first visit to israel as secretary of state in march of 2009. when it comes to the u.s.-israel relationship, the policy guidance secretary clinton has given me is no different from the guidance she gave me when i worked for her in the senate. in a recent speech, she asked me, coming from this experience of working with her, to make the management of our security relationship with israel preserving israel's military edge among my top priorities. the unique relationship betwee
: in a moment we will take you to the floor of the u.s. house of representatives. by the way, the senate judiciary committee is holding another hearing on the fbi. robert mullen will be among those testifying. the debt commission is holding its first public hearing -- fourth public hearing with alan simpson, coverage online at c- span.org. thank you for being with us on this wednesday. we will take you to the floor of the house, enjoy the rest of your day. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., july 28, 2010. i hereby appoint the honorable ed pastor to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: this morning the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, pastor shawn black, calvary chapel, costa mesa, california. the chaplain: dear lord god of heaven, we thank yo
at the u.s. justice department from 2000-2006. currently senior director for mississippi river and east coast center for rivers and deltas, part of the environmental defense fund, senior direct there are. and as we look at restoration, mr. harrison, what's the prescription from your area? if you don't quite know how bad it is yet, how are you going to get your head around how to restore things? what's your process going to be? guest: well, one of the things that people need to remember about the louisiana wetlands in particular and the gulf of mexico is that these are places where environmental damage has been happening for the past 80, 100 years. you can take the louisiana wetlands, for example, because we made some decisions on how we manage the mississippi river, the wetlands are actually the delta of the mississippi river. this is where the river comes down, it's draining 41% of the united states, it's eroding all that land and sediment. and it buills this land mass, where new orleans sits. it's where the fishing communities are. and it's an ongoing battle between the gulf of mexico
will be very narrow and it's not even clear if it will pass. >> u.s. timid point out many industries and economies want an economy-wide cap and trade system so they know there are certainties about the system. does that mean that under current law that the epa could step in and say we're going to regulate transportation? >> that is exactly what is happening already. the epa is moving to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. they just announced and finalize regulations covering greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. they have announced plans to go forward with regulations that would cover power plants. other industries. they're moving that direction. those regulations are likely to be more costly because the epa is not the expert on which technology is the best, they're just going to say you have to meet this emissions reduction and it will be much more expensive. >> could you want our viewers through what an energy-only bill looks like if they can't even do -- which it sells like it will be able to do -- cap and trade on utilities, if they can't do that, what does an energy-only bil
with the advocacy group, invisible children. this senseless act of violence should serve as a wake-up call to u.s. officials on the need to vigorously address the threat of islamist extremism wherever it lurks. which extends far beyond the middle east. many more lives are at stake. the 1998 east africa embassy attacks exposed and the july 11 kampala attacks affirmed that the united states cannot afford to ignore the activities of extremist groups in africa as they attempt to expand their influence to bolster their ranks and spread their dangerous ideology. we must work vigilantly and cooperatively with other responsible nations to disrupt the operations of extremist groups and hold accountable their regional sponsors. over 18 months ago, mr. speaker, i introduced a resolution, h.con.res. 16, which brings sorely needed attention to the threat of islamic extremism in africa. it is alarming that even after these tragic attacks i have not been able to get the majority to bring this resolution to the floor. i understand that attorney general holder is currently in uganda attending the african union su
in the u.s. house. >> military experts tell us that it could take up to 10 more years to achieve an acceptable outcome in afghanistan. we have already been there for nine years. i believe that it is too high of a price to take -- toay. for those that say we must pay it because we are going after al qaeda, afghanistan is where al qaeda used to beat off. today there are fewer than 100 al qaeda in afghanistan, which was confirmed last night -- last month by the cia chief. they have relocated to other countries and regions. i yield myself an addional minute. i have the utmost respect for our troops, who have done everything asked of them. but they are being let down by the inability of the government of afghanistan and in some instances, pakistan, to do their part. i would be willing to support additional war funding provided that congress would vote, up or down, explicitly on whether or not to continue this policy after a new national intelligence estimate is produced. absent that discipline, i cannot but my constituentsin the eye to say that this operation will hurt our enemies mor
in government and corporations in china than in the u.s. right now. the trust issue is lurking in the background. is something we will look at it again this year. -- it is something we will look at again this year. we will be doing this in august with synthetic biology. we found no public support for a moratorium on research. the question always comes up about shutting the system down. we did find public support for self-regulation by industry. the idea that the industry will look after itself and everything will be fine, there's not much public belief that will happen. when we asked people specifically about building confidence, 80% of the responses converge around three answers. they want greater transparency and disclosure about the science. they want free market testing. there is a fear that we're taking technologies and pushing them into the market without doing diligence. the government is not doing it. the corporations are not doing it. they also like the idea of third-party testing. they bring up examples like consumers union corporation underwriters lab, people above the fray like the n
's secure the border first -- basically the u.s.-mexican border, and then we will get to the other issues. what does it mean to secure the border and how will they recognize when that time arrives? >> ok. good question. one you want to tackle? [laughter] >> we may not have emphasized it as much because we were going to quickly. comprehensive reform we tested exclusively, cracking down on employers. it is very popular. as popular as border security. real people have that line in their heads. they like it for two reasons. they believe if the jobs are not the lawyer, -- lure, people will not be coming. they also believe these people are not just recruiting immigrants workers because they work hard or have skills they need, but because they can pay lower wages and a whole bunch of other goals that people think do not observe wage standards, etc. the public has a very strong narrative. they also believe that you put lawful employers at a disadvantage and that is not right. that is in their very, very strongly. we may have read over that too quickly. in terms of the congress, i think you would
on the security relationship between the u.s. and israel. andrew shapiro is expected to highlight recent efforts with the fence consultations and training partnerships, hosted by the brookings institution in washington. this event is scheduled to be 90 minutes. this is live coverage on c-span. [applause] >> thank you so much for that introduction and for your friendship and for all of the work you are doing here at the center. i would also like to thank martin, director for foreign policy. he gave me my first paying job in washington, d.c., 20 years ago. he was at another think tank in town. i had just graduated college and was unemployed. i read an op-ed by him, i thought it was very good. i got an interview and i was hired part-time in the fall of 1989. i must say, i was just out of school. i probably did not set the world on fire, but i begged and pleaded and got hired full-time. i was there in august of 1990, in the days right before iraq invaded kuwait, when there were some rumblings. i remember being at a barbecue at martin's house and he predicted that iraq would take some kind of aggress
undercover russian agents and would it could many for u.s.- russia relateses. later john hall discusses how florida is dealing with a $6 billion budget shortfall. wurenl is next. dd >> on this fourth of july weekend there is a 9.5% unemployment rate members of congress are returning home to. one headline says this will be big electoral implications for members of congress. and as far as budgets go, lots of towns around the country not doing fireworks this weekend. antioch, california, louisville, jersey city. they say they just don't have enough money to celebrate with fireworks this independence day. general david petraeus takes over in afghanistan officially tomorrow at a ceremony and the head of the republican national committee michael steele back here in the u.s. is backtracking after some remarks he made about afghanistan. both parties are after him this morning and we want to ask you this question -- should michael steele of the r.n.c. resign? some are suggesting that openly. here are the numbers. this michael steele story is all over the place this morning. "washington
frontier province. mr. chairman, i'm concerned that using the war powers act to call for the removal of u.s. combat forces which do not exist will only serve to inflame pakistan's sensibilities and do nothing to strengthen the partnership that we need to achieve our goals in this critical region. i urge my colleagues to oppose the resolution and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio. >> with all due respect to my good friend from california, special operations troops are inside of pakistan right now. three troops have died, maybe they didn't intend to be hostile, but somebody intended hostilities towards them. mr. kucinich: there's no question about the hostile climate. what i'm trying to do here with the help of mr. paul is to stop expanding the u.s. forces' footprint in pakistan so that we stop an expanding war. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from north carolina, mr. jones. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. jones: mr. speaker, thank you very much, and i thank the gentleman from
't even written in the constitution. the responsibility of how we run our foreign affairs is with the u.s. congress, and when we go to war it it should be a congressional function, not an executive function, and someday we may get there but right now today we have to do our very best to let people know the shortcomings of the policy we're following in pakistan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlewoman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: mr. speaker, i'm so honored to yield such time as he may consume to the distinguished gentleman from indiana, mr. burton, the ranking member on the foreign affairs subcommittee on the middle east and south asia. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. burton: i thank the gentlelady for yielding, and i'd like to remind my colleagues who are so hell-bent to get the training troops that we have, 230 u.s. troops helping with the training in pakistan out of pakistan. i'd like to remind them on 9/11 we were attacked by al qaeda terrorists whose head was osama bin laden, and osama bin laden has been goi
. host: the debate over u.s. strategy in afghanistan is back on the front page this morning, following the leak of those wikileak documents -- one legislator says these documents call into question several things, and an investigation is likely to follow. meanwhile, slated to vote on $37 billion in emergency supplemental money for the war. the leak could complement that. we want your thoughts this morning on the leak. here are the lines. we will get to those phone calls in just a minute. on the house but, that $37 billion supplemental amount, senator dennis whose image is circulating a letter asking congressional members to vote against the supplemental funding. "the washington post" this morning says that official leaks will not alter views. they know that republicans have been largely silent. perhaps because the bulk of documents concerned the war effort during the george w. bush administration. lawmakers said the trove of documents may harden opposition, but is unlikely to suddenly alter impressions of a war the administration had previously acknowledged is tough amid declining publ
and their history and i'm proud of having been porn in mexico and i'm incredibly proud of being a u.s. citizen. few years ago, i was talking to the chile an writer and she told me that for many years, she was having these conflicts. she didn't know if she was from chile or the united states. she felt she needed to choose. then 9/11 came and she realized she could be from both. i feel exactly the same way. i fortunately think that i don't have to choose. can i be both from both countries rom the united states and mexico and proud to be from both. >> let me read from dying to cross written in 2003-2004 after the victoria, texas trailer that had 19 people die. >> trying get into the united states. >> the mexican government. your writing this. mexican government has never under any ad min administration made any serious effort to stop the flow of undocumented flow of immigrants to the north. that's because it wasn't and isn't in the country's best interest. the best effort of fox's is reporting the danger office crossing the border illegally but the end result was nothing more than thousands of post
they assume that the u.s. is going to pull out? >> i believe many in the taliban leave that the u.s. will pull out. that is what they tell the afghan villagers. they often comment that the americans have their watches, but we have the time. that means, they do not have a time line. that is their home. they have nowhere else to go. immediately after 9/11 in afghanistan working with our afghan allies, i was often asked, are you going to stick with us this time? referring to our promises made during the soviet occupation when we told the afghans that after we win this together we will be here with you. we will be your to help you redevelop your country. the afghans remember that and they're wondering if we're going to stick with them. and not just the u.s., but the global community of nations. are we with the afghans in developing this pro-democracy? and i do not have the answer. at the time i told them, yes, we are with you. today, based on the political atmosphere, i do not know the answer. >> have we gained any credibility on that score? >> notte when the president announces a time line for wi
with the united states. but japanese think that the u.s. presence in the asia- pacific and japan is indispensable. we are grateful to the service of women and men in uniform of this country. although i have to make two preconditions. one is that both the u.s. government and japanese government will continue the effort to lessen the burden of the bases. this is a treaty obligation. we will have a basis, but we have to be always mindful about people -- will have bases, but we have to be always mindful about people surrounding the base. it makes the surrounding people problems, and we have to lessen that. the most important issue here is okinawa, where 75% of the u.s. bases is concentrated. we have to continue to alleviate, lessen the burden, on the okinawan people. there is a marine base. we are now agreeing to move it to north of the island, and also to leave other burdens as well -- impacts as well. remember, prime minister hatoyama said that he will try to come up with a conclusion by may 31. a lot of people said that this was very difficult, but he tried his best and made an agreement at least
with the wars that are ongoing, and with the bad economy. those are people talking about him not being a u.s. citizen -- i believe this is the reason why the naacp was talking. people have forgotten that his mother was a white woman. [unintelligible] this is all about racism. there is nothing wrong with eric holder. i believe the president will rebound, it is doing a great job, has more to deal with than any previous president of this country. i believe he will do great. host: also in the paper this morning, when it is about race, it is probably about age too. newt gingrich will go bust week with an idea to deal with america. -- look up last week with an idea. he suggested they reach out to local chapters of the civil rights group and propose a series of joint town hall-style meetings around the country. he could be on to something if he means all americans old enough to remember when cigarettes were harmless and strom thurmond was a democrat. the tea party and the naacp represent this proportionally older memberships. herein lies a problem with some much of our discussion about race and pol
is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this motion, the yeas are 400, the nays are six, two are recorded as present. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the are resolution is agreed to, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfinished business is the vote on the tion of the gentleman from virginia, mr. perriello to suspend the res and pass h.r. 5604, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clk will report the title of the bill. the cler h.r. 5604, a bill to rescind amounts authorized for certain surfe transportation programs. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill? members ll record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the tional captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of repres
, their history -- the roots. i am incredibly proud of being a u.s. citizen and having been born in mexico. a few years ago, i was talking to a writer from chile, and she was telling me that for many years, she was having these conflicts. she did not know if she was from chile or if she was from the united states. she felt that she needed to choose, and then, 9/11 game, and she realized she did not have to choose, that she could be at the same time from the united states and from chile. i do not have to chose. i can be from both, and i am very proud to be from both countries. >> "dying to cross," which was written after the victoria, texas, where the 19 people died? >> 19 people died trying to get into the united states. >> you are writing this, the mexican government has never under any administration in any type of serious effort to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants to the north, never. that is because it was not and is not in the country's best interest. the main focus of prism vincente fox's a little campaign was about crossing the border illegally, but the end result was nothing more
will be gone. what is your big regret? >> upon myself to the u.s. senate. -- a point myself to the u.s. senatoe. [laughter] [applause] >> the most concise answer of the day. come on. somebody follow that. come on. you are not shy. >> i think -- i wish i would have found asking for funding higher education -- a dedicated program for funding higher education. in deep recessions, it is a very vulnerable area. it is not caseload driven. we spend 97% of our budget on five areas. the two areas that are not totally case-load driven are more vulnerable. they take such a hit. it is very counterproductive to economic development in the long run. a short-term recession has turned into something longer than what people thought it would be. we need some systematic in our state to make sure that we adequately fund higher education. >> governor beebe? go now. >> i did not want to follow patterson -- paterson. the one thing i regret -- hopefully we will finish this, given the opportunity. we did not completely remove the sales tax -- we were one of this -- the states that tax boost to the highest percentage. t
at the language and analyze it. >> thank you, suza >> the appointment to fill the vacant u.s. senate seat of the late west virginia senator robert byrd. president obama on the gulf of mexico oil spill. after that, minority leader talk about their opposition to the democrats' economic policies. later, the state of the u.s. is really a security relationship. -- israeli security relationship. >> tomorrow, the michigan governor's republican primary debate. the candidates are seeking to replace democratic governor who is -- that is at 8:00 tomorrow. >> this weekend, author panels on religion, diversity in publishing, and african-american history. live, all day saturday starting at 11:00. also this week and, at the university -- columbia university professor on his new book. a weekend filled with a non- fiction books on c-span2. >> c-span, our public affairs content is available on television, radio, and online. you can also connect with us on facebook and twitter. sign up for our schedule alerts e-mails at c-span.org. >> we are covering the first of two debates over the weekend between republi
] >> richard holbrooke testified on capitol hill today. he was asked about u.s. spending in the region and chances for success. this hearing comes days after wikileaks posted thousands of classified military reports on the war in afghanistan. that hearing is next on c-span. after that, house intelligence and subcommittee chairs jane harman gives her take on the situation in afghanistan. later, the british defense secretary talks about operations in afghanistan. a house subcommittee will meet tomorrow to discuss ethics charges against congressman charlie rangel. he could face a trial before a panel in september. we will have live coverage at 1:00 p.m. eastern on c-span-3. >> c-span, our content is available on television, radio, and online. you can connect with us on twitter, facebook, and youtube and sign up for our scheduled alert e-mails @ c-span.org. >> the state department representative richard holbrooke testified about u.s. aid effort in afghanistan. we will hear from the u.s. aid administrator, as well. this house subcommittee hearing is about two hours. [gavel pounds] >> good m
to drive it home. i wish you well as u.s. junior jobs. >> my apologies again -- i wish you well as you assume your jobs. >> my apologies again. we please all stand? will you swear that the testimony you're about to give the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? do agree to testify before the united states senate? i thank all three of you. let me start with you dr. yellen. you have any family members here that you would like to recognize? >> [inaudible] >> and you? >> [unintelligible] >> dr. raskin? >> [unintelligible] >> very smart bringing in those kinetic events -- connected -- ans.ecte-- connecticut's i hope you have not mention anyone. [laughter] -- i hope you have not forgotten to mention anyone. [laughter] we will begin with you dr. yellen. normally, i ask that the people try to restrain their remarks to five minutes a piece. but having read your statements, i would urge you to speak five minutes apiece. there were very short perio. for the purposes of the record, let me say that any statements that members of this committee will have will be added to the record. any
government. we all know the story of red ink and escalating debt. at the same time, you have a u.s. economy still struggling to keep the recovery going, and democrats clearly believes the need to provide a sufficient base for the recovery through the likes of benefits and other programs is necessary. there trumpeting the concerns over the debt and saying to do them but on the basis of which they did not add to the federal deficit. >> if it appears they moved to unemployment benefits, why did the president make a statement talking about republicans and their approach? >> it seems to me his message was calculated to test to make sure the votes were there, as we have seen several times through this process does been a number of votes for democrats thought they had sufficient votes, and at the last minute, a republican and changed their minds. i think the president's message was calculated to put pressure to insure they will side with the majority appear reagan and >> -- maturity. >> thank you for joining us. this segment is 40 minutes. "washington journal" continues. host: jane oates with the
journal this is "washington journal."> > . \. the u.s. recently opened itself to the most intense scrutiny yet by the international monetary fund, and on thursday was offered a bitter pill when the agency criticized some well-defended aspects of american culture. cheap fuel, sub deciding housing and a government retirement check. >> we want to get your reaction to the imf calling for the u.s. to make lifestyle changes. call the numbers on the screen. you can also tweet us at twitter.com/cspanwj or send an email to journal@c-span.org here are the numbers again to call in. this is back to the "washington post" article on the imf report calling for the u.s. lifestyle changes. the risks are tilted to the downside david robinson of the western hemisphere said as he presented the annual assessment of the u.s. economy in its first-ever review of the financial sector. host: now we got the imf report that just came out yesterday, and here's what it said -- in part of this report, and this is at imf.org if you want to read it for yourself. the obama administration's intention to freeze non-security
the u.s. and russia has reached based on dialogue the presidents have had, defense officials have had. >> there has been many reports on the reach of sanctions -- breach of sanctions. what are you doing to [inaudible] >> with the recent security council of resolution, now comes the important step of implementing it. every country has a responsibility to abide by its international obligations. we have had a specific conversation with iraq over the past couple of weeks, but that is something -- i will check to see if that was on his list of topics. >> they are in violation of these sections. >> i will check to see if this was an issue that was raised in the last couple of days. >> [inaudible] [unintelligible] >> no, the elections have taken place. these were decisions for the japanese people to make. we will work closely with the japanese government on issues of mutual concern. >> no concerns whatsoever? [unintelligible] >> i will defer to japanese political commentators to describe the applications. we will work closely with the japanese government. >> on north korea. there will be a m
>> president obama will be at the white house today. he will pend time with u.s. troops and their families. vice president joe biden's second day of the trip to iraq. one headline says this is seen as a move to end the political deadlock there. also, today general david patraeus officially took command of the mission in afghanistan. a quote from him in this important endeavor teamwork is not an option. this is a tough mission. there is nothing easy about it said the general. on this independence day we have the question for you to open the program. is america exceptional? we have that from one writer from the new yo"new york daily who says it is time to rescue the idea that america is exceptional. what do you think? [phone numbers on the line] host: we have this piece on this fourth of july titled "bring back the old glory." he says the notion of american exceptionalism that it is a unique nation on earth if not in all history is in decline among much of the country's self-appointed chattering classes. they write the lion's share of books, magazines, editorials and blogs
, briefings, speeches, and a live feed from the ocean floor all available on our schools across the u.s. have. news of successes, failures, and how the school laws are impacting charter schools. allen is here to talk about a new report releasee by the department of education showing the impact of charter schools. let me read you a little bit of what they found. on average, charter schools were neither more nor less successful than traditional public schools in improving student achievement, behavior, and school progress. what is your reaction to guest:? -- what is your reaction? guest: this is what happens when you have one study looking at a narrow scope of schools. we believe the best and verifiable data on charter schools shows that they are succeeding, coming from state data. we do not have one, national mode of comparison. the department of education would rather try to do the best they can making assessments nationwide. we are all upset with how things are going nationwide, and that is fine. if you look at the vast majority, charter school students outperform their public school peers b
of a stale mated policy and warning u.s. credibility as a mediated. sadly the author's assessment can be applied elsewhere around the world. it seems president obama and the administration as a whole have struggled to find its voice when it comes to the promotion and protection of basic human rights and religious freedom. in these most cherished ideals which are at the heart of the american experiment have been sidelineded by this administration's policy. this is difficult for people who yes or no to freedom and look to america to be their advocates. looking back to sudan in a nation i visited in 1989 and most recently in 2004 when senator brownback and i were the first congressional delegation to go to darfur, i remained concerned that the country is headed to a civil war if the u.s. fails to exert its necessary leadership. while there are certainly times i was critical of the bush administration's policy, it is indisputeable that president bush and former special enjoy danforth were not having the comprehensive c.p.a. brought about the end of a brutal civil war which two million per
competition to urt the u.s. airways, hurt the northwest, the southwest, the jet blublues, and the departmenf transportation is a willing participant. the consumers are already high your far higher shares, anr objective is to make sure the same impacts go into the pacific. they aae hurling everything possible to stop squinty of those cases. they do not want evidence presented. i have at applications to say wait a minute, the court claim of the japan cases is the network synergies. i use to run the biggest of thun tokyo. i understand -- i can evaluate the claim. i am in the top five for the best person to evaluate this. the department of transportation said absolutely not we can have had aayone evaluate this. we're crating new rule that says only lawyers can do it. -- we are creating a new rule that says only lawyers an do it. they're going to hat level to scrutiny of the claims. just go back and allow their a viable -- verifiable skirt the and i think you would serve two- thirds of the problem right there. he would also bring the airline consolidation movement to a >> you are quite right. w
to the united nations. today, the four largest providers of u.s. -- un peacekeeping troops were distributed around the world. you are working with us to force the development, a dead to rights, and promote global security. in september, we gathered for this mission by pushing for progress towards the millennium development goals. this s the blueprint of the world's leaders to save lives of the poor and vulnerable, to promote gender equality, and to provide education, opportunity, and decent work to billions of people. we will once again he your call and devote our full strength to the ideals of our charter and to realizing a better world for all. your majesty, for your dedication to the united kingdom and the commonwealth, to the united nations and our common values, we say thank you and welcome and we wish you continued good health and we are happy to have you here today. thank you very much. [applause] >> would like to invite her majesty, queen elizabeth ii, to address the general assembly. >> mr. president, secretary general, members of the general assembly -- i believe i was last here
,000 for the chevy volt and for the nissan. we will get your calls in a moment. this from "the new york times," "u.s. military chief is pressing the iraqis to end the deadlock to the rest in securities gains. nearly five months after the elections in march ended without a decisive leader, the leaders of political blocs are divided over staying in power for a second term. many politicians say that the impasse could extend after more than seven years of war, reducing the number of troops to more than 50,000 by the end of august. " another energy related story this morning, "on the surface the oil spill in the gulf is vanishing fast." it says "the oil slick in the gulf of mexico appears to be dissolving far more rapidly than anyone expected. a piece of good news that raises tricky new questions about how best bet big government should scaled-back its response." also this morning on the front page of "usa today," "closures in three areas, almost all of the beaches closed from the spill have been clustered in three areas of louisiana. this is the 20th annual report conducted by the national research defe
, or in arizona, the know if they are applied to become u.s. citizens? caller: i do not know. but i'm just concerned with the reality of people living here in arizona. i get tired of people attacking the president over. he is not doing anything different from the last five presidents, none of them have done anything about this. there is no way to round them up. how'd you do that? there is no one who has the money to do that. we have to deal with it in a rational way that makes sense. host: in this article, and the challenge expected for weeks, justice department attorneys said the law of arizona violates the constitutioo by turn to supersede federal law and by impairing the right to travel and conduct interstate commerce of illegal immigrants. the next phone call comes from bakersfield, california. caaler: the way that i see it the federal government has done apparently all they can about illegal immigration. the state of arizona is just trying to say, hey, we know what is going on. we know that we have people who aae crossing the border illegally, so we will try to put a stop to it. the f
to the floor of the u.s. house of representatives for today's morning business. live coverage here on c-span. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend herbert brook, st. john missionary baptist church, joliet, illinois. the chaplain: our heavenly father and creator, we acknowledge your presence and power on this day. today, lord, we ask your blessings upon this house of government and remind us of your word. the government shall be a soldier. we humbly ask, lord, to guide them, direct them, rest your spirit upon their shoulder during this decisionmaking time. we ask, lord, you endow them with the ability to make the right decisions that is pleasing to our lord and to all mankind. keep every representative of this great country strong, of sound mind, willing heart to continue to serve. protect those that are protecting us, lord, as we ask you to be our henchly protector. bless -- heavenly protector. bless t
of the united states from afghanistan. >> >> and general mcchrystal, mrs. mcchrystal, members of the u.s. armed forces, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for allowing me to be part of this memorable ceremony. i am honored to be here to congratulate general mcchrystal for his immense accomplishments wearing the uniform of the united states armed forces to combat terrorism, preserve security here in the united states and fight for peace in my country, afghanistan. it is my pleasure to deliver the highest state mental awarded to him -- state medal awarded to him by our minister of national defence. general mcchrystal, the men and women of my country value your leadership. we deeply appreciate your commitment. we will never forget the sacrifices you and those under your command have made to make afghanistan, the united states and the world a safer place for children. you have made a profound impact on our struggle. it from ordinary villager to teachers, army generals, women activists, government officials, numerous afghans are proudly calling you a trusted and reliable friend. the minister is one of
to be making people feel comfortable, and people are invested in the u.s. for all kinds of reasons about our security and economic and political system, so why do we think we will get that kind of balance and the long run simply because we have a plan? >> that is a very good question, and we discussed that at our meeting a few weeks ago. a number of analysts think the austerity plan greece has agreed to will not work. for many analysts, it is not credible, and that seems to be wired it is not coming fears about three debt -- seems to be why it is not calming fears about greek debt. another issue of our advisers thought was important was the underlying economic nature of the country involve greater -- country involved. our treasury debt is viewed as an asset. when there are problems in the rest of the world, money tends to come here. our treasury rates are already pretty low, and that brings us to something we could easily model. in the discussion i had earlier, i tried to be vaguer, and she talked about the importance of a greater clarity. a very important aspect of recession in early recove
weeks, you would be eligible for the federal extensions. host: let's go over that u.s. department toll-free line 1-877- these great issues to bring up. thanks for the callers. >> president obama scheduled to talk this morning about unemployment and the economy. he was expected at 10:33, running a little late. we will have his remarks when he starts in a few moments. until then, more on the economy and the administration's business policies. guest: the coast of cnbc's "the call." thanks for joining us. guest: good morning. thanks for having me. host: you recently broke the glass between the administration and business has been the high drama of the summer. guest: i think this is a bad aspect of the economic problem. guest: there is a bad aspect to the economic problem. you see these business roundtable and others that are really in a blood war with the white house over taxes, regulation spending, trade, they're all very outspoken about it. the ceo of verizon started this about one month ago. people that pick up on that are asking for business investment tax relief. they would like to ha
will not change u.s. strategy in afghanistan and pakistan. his briefing with the reporters is one hour. >> hold on. the stragglers are coming. i got it. we will check back on thursday. >> a few questions, if you on the leaks. what was the president's reaction when he heard about the lake? -- the link? >> i talked to the president some time last week after mentioning that these were coming. the reaction to this type of material come a breach of a federal law is always the same. whenever you have the potential for names, operations, and programs to be in the public domain that besides being against the law has the potential to be very harmful for those cooperating with our military and those working to keep us safe. >> was personally angered by this? did he demand answers? >> there is an ongoing investigation that pre-dated the end of last week into leaks of highly classified secret documents. >> does the white house believe these raise doubts whether pakistan is a reliable partner in terrorism? >> let's understand a few things about the documents. based on what we have seen, i do not think what has
national directorate. it includes supreme court justices governors, the u.s. house and senate and the president's cabinet. this week on "q&a," our guest is robert service. in the last 10 years, he has written about the lives and influences of lenin, stalin and his latest, trotsky. . . caught robert service, harvard has published three of your books, "stalin", "lenin", and "trotsky", 1,876 pages. when did you get interested, first time in this, and why? i got interested in this i suppose in the late '60s when i was a student. mainly because it was being talked about by all of my friends at the time. i was doing languages and literature, russian literature, ancient greek literature. but it was part of the atmosphere of the times. and it started to suck me in and suck me away from literature. >> where were you located at the time? >> i was in england, cambridge. and i loved tolstoy, dostoevsky, all the great russian classics. i loved ancient greek tragedy. but somehow, somehow the bug got me then. there were really big questions to answer about one of these amazing inventions of
promes appropriations and confirmation hearings to get them to enforce u.s. code. >> next question directed toward john mccain. allen greenspan said there is reason not to extend the bush tax cut, but favor them, even as we face the growing seff sit. >> i respect allen greenspan but he was in charge when this meltdown occurred and obviously has great responsibility for it. we can't raise taxes at this time. tax increases will hurt our economy even more. whether i voted against the bush tax cuts in 2001 because i predicted that spending had to be brought under control, and it was not. we worked from tax cuts and benefits. i voted for tax cuts, but i didn't want to go from spluss to deficit. with you -- but we are in tage. but we are in danger. we are in danger of, at best, a very slow recovery. people are hurting. we need to have our taxes kept low. we need to cut corporate taxes, and we need to give social security tax and other payroll taxes -- taxes need to be held off until we can get the e-mail businesses back in business -- get the small business yes -- businesses back in busi
census 2010 printing done in the u.s. and that's substantially altered. the hat that i usually have with me, i don't have it tonight, same thing, the hat is made in china, but the fact that -- ms. wasserman schultz: if the gentleman would yield for another question. so, essentially the screen precipitationing that was done onto the item, they designed that as substantially altering the actual piece and so it's exempted from -- mr. schauer: it satisfies the by american provision. then there are also -- i met with commerce secretary gary locke about this and by the way i've been appointed to the president's export council and i plan to work on these american jobs issues, is if there are certain orders that have to be done quickly, that there's a loophole. so, you know -- ms. wasserman schultz: can i ask you another question? mr. schauer: yes. ms. wasserman schultz: because, it's not like we don't know that we do the census err 10 years. and that -- every 10 years. and that we are going to need promotional materials to promote the census. mr. schauer: exactly. ms. wasserman schultz: so
-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 410, the nays are zero. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order will members remove their conversations from the floor. will members and staff please take their conversations off the floor? the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. levin: mr. speaker, pursuant to h.res. 1495 i call up the bill h.r. 5618, to continue federal unemployment programs and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5618, a bill to continue federal unemployment programs. the speaker pro tempore: we will have members and staff please take their conversations off the floor, the gentleman deserves to be heard. memb
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case, but also the u.s. versus stevens case, the animal cruelty videos where the breeze that the united states filed took a very broad view of congressional power to suppress speech if congress felt that its social value was negated by ts social cost, a position that was really not necessary to defend thetatute. that sentence was called out by the chief justice, joined by being in open court startling and dangerous." again, we do not know if she wrote that sentence and we do not know how clearly it reflects her own views, but it is not consistent with the position she has taken on speech issues in the past. p- being "sttling and dangerous." it will be interesting to see whether her views are ll for told by what she said at the hearing. >> all right, which is that, please join me in thanking the panel. [applause] -- with that, please join me in thanking the panel. [applause] and thank you for attending. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> up next on c-span, this week's prime minister's questions from the br
.m., an author will discuss the u.s. foreign policy. that is next here on c-span. . . the spots that the groups are releasing today and talk with you about your thoughts on public campaign financing. that is really what they are arguing. the loss has 157 co-sponsors they are proposing. -- the law has 157 co-sponsors they are proposing. there is a tally of how the cost of a lectionary in the united states has changed of the past decade. what i have highlighted on this page are presidential election cycles. let's look at the ones not highlighted. back in 1998, total spent was $1.6 billion. in 2006 $2.8 billion. if you use a widget, there is a tally of the cost of the 2010 election so far and it keeps changing. you can see that on the bottom left of the screen. it is in the neighborhood of $2.4 billion so far, the cost of a campaign 2010. let's show you this advertisement that they are releasing today in washington, d.c., to argue for public financing of campaigns. >> pp destroys the gulf, we pay the price. -- bp destroys the gulf, we pay the price. congress is putting special interest first. why?
.59%, 1996, 5.41%, 1997, 4.94%, 1998, 4.5%, 1999, 4.22%, 2000, 3.97%. u.s. department of labor unemployment figures. i was a ranking member of the immigration subcommittee during that period when republicans were in charge under newt gingrich and under the subsequent speaker of the house. we could not move immigration reform, and we had the lowest unemployment that we could ever have. it bothers me now to use the excuse of unemployment for that. could i ask the crgy quickly to -- and if i could start with president land, what do we do about senator mccain and senator graham, who committed to us to work together in a bipartisan way? i don't think this should be a single-party issue. it should be an sue for america. and let me remind everyone that the idea of immigration reform is to take care of those who are stranded here in this country. president land, what should we do with that mind-set that no immigration reform will pass as long as i'm a republican in the united states congress? which i am not. >> well, i think congressman lee, my home -- you represent my hometown of houston, and -- >
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